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The Endless Cost Of Maligning Abortion

By Janet Burns Throughout our lives, we rely on different clues and impressions to help us determine what is right, and what is wrong. These clues may be large or small, and take many forms; in select cases, they can even appear as financial figures. For while it may be impossible to put a price on human health and happiness, […]

Pramila Jayapal Just Introduced The Most Ambitious Medicare-For-All Plan Yet

By Andrea Gonzalez Ramirez Rep. Pramila Jayapal, a Democrat from Washington and the co-chair of the Progressive Caucus, unveiled Wednesday the most ambitious Medicare-for-All legislation the country has ever seen with the support of Rep. Debbie Dingell and more than 100 House Democrats. The bill aims to transition the United States to a single-payer healthcare system over […]

Abortion Coverage Map

What are your state’s laws when it comes to abortion coverage? Currently, 35 states and the District of Columbia do not cover abortion within their state Medicaid programs, except for limited exceptions. Map Data Sources: Guttmacher Institute. (July 2016). Abortion in the Lives of Women Struggling Financially: Why Insurance Coverage Matters. Retrieved from: https://www.guttmacher.org/about/gpr/2016/07/abortion-lives-women-struggling-financially-why-insurance-coverage-matters Guttmacher […]

Sample Letters To The Editor

Dear Editor, While abortion has been legal the U.S. thanks to the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision, abortion care remains effectively out of reach for too many people. The reason? The Hyde Amendment, first passed in 1976, bans coverage of abortion for women enrolled in Medicaid health insurance. And, the Trump administration and his […]

What if public insurance covered abortion? That’s the question activists are asking now.

By Amanda Michelle Gomez What if public health insurance paid for abortion? More and more people are beginning to ask that question. With support for Roe v. Wade stronger than ever before, reproductive rights advocates have moved the “Overton window” of what policy ideas are considered feasible. Now, instead of simply defending the right to […]

Why Abortion Rights Groups Are Fighting Their Battles At The State Level In 2019

By Monica Busch Abortion rights advocates are upfront about the fact that they believe there are currently very real, tangible threats to Roe v. Wade, especially given the Supreme Court’s conservative majority. With this in mind, some organizations say they are spending more time advocating for state-level abortion laws in order to protect access in as many places as […]